A very hard working person. April 16, 2020. ... Why Scott Morrison targeted welfare recipients with his stimulus package. FUNERALS, WEDDINGS AND RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS. "I know that people would love that to be a bigger distance or no limitations whatsoever, but when the experts are telling you that it is moving, it is bringing a sense of control not to the people, but potential change of transmission, then you've got no choice," he said. The speech will outline the government's response to … Victoria confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday, with Melbourne’s 14 day rolling average dropping to 22.1 cases. The removal of the curfew, the ability of sole traders to operate garden maintenance and related services and the improvements in supermarket capacity and manufacturing are all welcome. – There will be a partial return to work for childcare, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, postal and distribution, dental services, allied health, elective surgery, outdoor sole traders (gardening, landscaping and garden maintenance businesses), pet grooming, real estate, and limited higher education and VET staff. Duration : 01:47 56 mins ago. – Melbourne's curfew will not apply from 5am on Monday. Among a raft of restrictions being eased across Metropolitan Melbourne today, the Premier Daniel Andrews also announced a hefty new fine for people doing the wrong thing. Prof Bennett told news.com.au that there was not enough details available to the public to know if there was a real risk of spreading the virus, given there were only one to three community cases per day now that were not linked to outbreaks. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the ban on Friday, but said schools, universities and shopping centres would be exempt. Scott Morrison throws doubt on vaccine rollout. We will have more to saber about this, but I discussed it with the premiers and chief ministers today. Bans on some gatherings in Metropolitan Melbourne have been eased but remain capped. Senior News Writer. – Sole traders doing work outside such as gardening and landscapers can return, but they will not be able to work in teams. Robert Nioa, Managing Director NIOA: Thank you very much for coming  along. – Funerals can be attended by up to 10 people, plus children under 12 months and the people conducting the funeral. www.7NEWS.com.au # 7NEWS PRIME MINISTER: Well, … Thank you for joining us for today’s Covid-19 blog. Scott Morrison could announce plans to dump the use of Kyoto carry-over credits as early as Friday night in an address to Pacific leaders, if he is ultimately denied the opportunity to speak a … I acknowledge her hard work and her passion and commitment.". restaurants, cafes etc.”. "It also means that getting back to the things we love – seeing more of the people we love – not only is achievable, it’s in our hands.". Mr Andrews said during his press conference today the fine for having visitors to your home, or meeting in big groups, would be increased to "almost $5000". Scott Morrison has announced the government will implement a coronavirus emergency response plan, saying a pandemic over the virus is likely. Scott Morrison made the announcement on Tuesday night. Interview on Today. – Private property and display home inspections allowed with one agent and one prospective buyer or tenant. Scott Morrison will today propose major changes to the vocational education system as part of his 'JobMaker' plan to restore the Australian economy after coronavirus Such a … Scott Morrison: Part of that plan that we’ll be announcing will be to seek to hibernate Australian businesses. Gemma Bath. Scott Morrison Virus Announcement. PATIENT ZERO: Authorities say they’ve traced the first confirmed case of coronavirus; NRL makes desperate plea to government in major coronavirus announcement "I have nothing but good wishes for her in whatever the next chapter of her life involves.". Morrison said the toolkit was another step as “part of the road back”. Scott Morrison: ()… as a result of some of the decisions we’ve been taking and the work that is being done. Scott Morrison at the National Press Club today. "When the inevitable cases come forward in December or February next year, we won't necessarily, that doesn't trigger the instant re imposition of some of the restrictions we're talking about here," he said. PRIME MINISTER: G'day Ally, g’day Karl. "The trigger point for review by our public health team will be based solely on reaching our case number targets," Mr Andrews said. That's what happened. news What you need to know about COVID-19 today… "When you make a decision you can't serve in the Cabinet, you can't serve in the Cabinet. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday a COVID-19 vaccine rollout was scheduled to begin from mid to late February pending … – Patients in care facilities and hospitals can have one visitor per day for a maximum of two hours. Again, Scott Morrison has been loose with the truth in relation to this really important issue. Mr Morrison was speaking following a national cabinet meeting with premiers from all states this morning. But as we said it could have been a lot worse. @10NewsFirstMelb #springst pic.twitter.com/A7cvlipdcW. BREAKING: @ScottMorrisonMP response to the update to Victorian roadmap. Home. The statement acknowledged the announcements were a step in the right direction, but the leaders said they were “deeply concerned” about the mental health impacts of a prolonged lockdown. Premier Daniel Andrews has warned there will be more COVID-19 cases in 2021, but assured Victorians that an increase in cases won't mean that restrictions are instantly brought back in. Contact Daily Bulletin; News. Credit: AAP. Premier Daniel Andrews said Victorians needed to stay on track if they wanted to take one of the most significant steps towards reopening the state in just a few weeks' time. – Primary and secondary students can return to onsite learning from Term 4. Earlier today, the National Security Committee met for three hours to consider the next round of advice and the information we've been receiving in relation to the coronavirus. The leaders said the easing of restrictions was “vitally important” so Victorians can “resume their normal lives”. We can't say, 'I desperately want to see my mate mates so I will, I'll be right, I won't get caught'. The biggest jumps were in NSW … https://www.mamamia.com.au/scott-morrison-coronavirus-press-conference-2 Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2021. “As many epidemiologists have encouraged, we would support Victoria in reviewing the trigger of five and zero cases with regards to the third and last steps. Today the NSW RFS, along with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, unveiled the playground in Buxton in honour of Andrew O'Dwyer and Geoffrey Keaton. TWEET. That is what I have said because they are the facts of these matters.". – Safety inspections, maintenance or repairs on vehicles are permitted, including scheduled servicing. We will be bringing you an update today on vaccines. We have to all find a way to see this thing off to, to defeat it. To recap, that is a $17.6bn package, including cash handouts of $750 to … Scott Morrison has announced all elective surgery will be put on hold to free up space in hospitals dealing with coronavirus as Australia’s confirmed cases surge past 2200. We remain deeply concerned about the mental health impacts of a prolonged lockdown on Melbourne residents. Transcript. If in fact he has misled New South Wales regional communities in relation to water infrastructure funding, he should have come clean, he should fess up. Thank you very much for that very warm welcome. The premier said he understands the 5km restriction on travel is "inconvenient" for Melbourne residents. All libraries, youth centres, museums, galleries and historic sites will also close. Prime Minister: Good morning, everyone. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will make a primetime television address about coronavirus at 7pm AEDT tonight. It is not with 400 active cases plus their close contacts, not even with 12, 14, 16 cases a day, there is still too much risk out there at this stage.". The idea is pretty simple. Share via facebook ; Share via twitter; Share via whatsapp; SMS Share via SMS; Share via e-mail; Leave a comment. EMAIL. Australians are being encouraged to nominate those people, professionals and volunteers, who have displayed extraordinary service and achievement during the COVID-19 response and recovery, for an Australian National Honour. Morrison is talking about the economic stimulus package announced today. Jessica Wang. Modelling discussed by Victoria’s deputy Chief Health Officer Professor Allen Cheng today predicted a significant likelihood of a third wave if the state reopened too early. – Outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies are permitted with a limit of five people and one faith leader. Prime Minister of Australia Mr Andrews denied he mislead the inquiry in his recent testimony, saying the journalist only partially read his quote from July. That can't happen. But perhaps the apotheosis of Morrison’s strategy of great announcements was this one: on the morning of Tuesday, August 18, media outlets reported that Morrison had “locked in a coronavirus vaccine deal” with AstraZeneca and planned to provide it free to all 25 million Australians. ... Scott Morrison in Canberra today (Alex Ellinghausen). The announcement had, yet again, been seriously over-egged. "The next marker of that, the next marker we hope and we predict again, subject to everything in between, will be in three weeks' time on 19 October.". And particularly in greater Brisbane. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site>news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Donald Trump’s ‘sad, pathetic’ final White House moments, Jim Carrey criticised for Melania Trump cartoon. Unlike COAG, the deliberations and outcomes of national cabinet meetings – and those of a related assembly of Commonwealth and state chief medical officers – are also … Prime Minister: This meeting was convened two weeks ago when we were facing a very serious set of circumstances, particularly here in Queensland. Press Conference - Australian Parliament House, ACT, Remarks, Australian of the Year Finalists morning tea, Recognising the exceptional work of Australians in the COVID-19 response. Mr Andrews said the decision was based on health advice and that it won't be enforced longer than it has to be. Scott Morrison has thrown an extra $11 million at aerial firefighting efforts after coming under immense pressure to respond to the NSW bushfire crisis. The National Cabinet met today to discuss Australia’s COVID-19 response, the Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and management of Australia’s borders. Teen tortured and left to die in bath with hands nearly sawn... Malka Leifer, former Melbourne principal, extradited from Is... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Lifestyle Writer. Scott Morrison sounded more prime ministerial today than at anytime over his previous 18 months in the top job. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said every country had been given the highest travel advice setting — Level 4. The modelling from the Burnet Institute found that there was a “41% chance of a third wave within four weeks” if the state eased to its final stage of restrictions on September 28. Scott Morrison announcement: Eased restrictions are expected today, as the Prime Minister leads a National Cabinet meeting. You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream. 10 weeks ago this week, ahead of the rest of the world, Australia listed the coronavirus as a disease with pandemic potential under our Biosecurity Act following the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Epidemiologist and Chair of Deakin University, Catherine Bennett, told ABC that the Victorian government was "judicious" about what rules they chose to ease. "It is not a matter for me to judge it. But before I do that, I’d just like to run through a few things. Neil Breen: The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, he joins me now. Here are some more details on the workers that will be included in the 127,000 allowed to return to work from midnight tonight. The virus has now infected more than 110 countries worldwide, … "No. E&OE. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. The Hon Scott Morrison MP. The next stage of the Morrison government stimulus is expected over the next three days. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement this afternoon saying it was a crucial measure to try and stem the spread of COVID-19. The focus for the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments is the health and wellbeing of Australians and their livelihoods, ensuring that Australia is positioned to emerge strong and resilient from this global pandemic crisis. news; Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM Scott Morrison talks tough on pandemic as shut downs begin. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Support for Victorian families, childcare workers and services. This will be a very innovative approach in the circumstances we find ourselves in. – A household or limit of five people from two households can meet outdoors for social interaction. March 24, 2020. You need to tender your resignation. That is not who I am," Mr Andrews responded. What has occurred, in particular, in the last 24 hours or so as the data has … Figures that are available show that cases are still spread across a number of local government areas. I'm sorry for her and I am saddened by this, I wish her well," he said. “The Morrison Government has already delivered more than $27 billion in economic support to Victorians during this crisis and we have extended JobKeeper for another six months which is estimated to see an additional $16.8 billion be paid to Victorians in the December and March quarters. – Dental clinic can provide non-urgent services if they have a COVID safe plan in place. These changes will also come with increased obligations for employers, with regular surveillance testing of staff, deep cleaning, separating workers into consistent teams and providing regular training. Scott Morrison has released a statement with the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Health Minister Greg Hunt, saying they are “deeply concerned” about the mental health impacts of a prolonged lockdown. Do not go overseas. Mr Andrews said the aim of the state's suppression strategy was to get case numbers as low as possible and then to deal with spikes in cases as they arise. Premier Daniel Andrews announced a raft of changes that will come into effect across Melbourne tomorrow as it moves to the second step of the roadmap out of lockdown. May 7, 2020. The reporter then asked if the growing calls for Mr Andrews' resignation were "fair". – All AHPRA registered health workers – and in addition, social work, speech pathology,dietetics, audiology, exercise physiology, orthotists and prosthetists – may provide some face to face services. "That is what I took away from the National Cabinet meeting in very plain and clear terms. More on 7NEWS.com.au. Ministers are holding round tables today and are likely to announce new measures for aged care centres tomorrow. Religious gatherings will be able to take place after 11.59pm tonight, but will be capped at five people, plus one faith leader — and will have to take place outside. All times AEDT (GMT +11). SHARE. "No-one is happy to see someone who is an incredibly hard working member of the team go," he said. In-home child minding is permitted with one child minder outside the household allowed at any one time. Australia will lockdown its borders completely to all non-residents from 6pm (AWST) tomorrow night. – From October 12 all primary school students, VCE and VCAL students and specialist schools can return to onsite learning. “We note that at similar case levels NSW was fundamentally open while remaining Covidsafe due to a world class contact tracing facility. As of 9pm on … Prime Minister Scott Morrison touched down in Launceston on Tuesday for a quick tour of key parts of the state's energy market. The Morrison Government has stepped up to provide childcare relief for thousands of Victorian families while ensuring … Scott Morrison announces new JobTrainer scheme to cover apprentices’ wages by up to $530 a week and help 340,000 Australians to find jobs Scott Morrison is announcing a new JobTrainer plan to increase employment Dozens of new short courses will be set up at TAFE and training organisations The free or low-cost courses will prepare […] "This is a difficult job, but it is a job that has to be done, and I'm determined to get this job done, but I need Victorians to work with me, and I'm so proud that they are, the vast majority of Victorians are focused on beating this thing, so I think that answers your question.". … "We can't say, 'Oh well, I have a sniffle, a cough, but I won't get or wait two days'. It's my great pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister here today to have a look at the progress that's been made in the construction of this artillery shell forging facility here in Maryborough Queensland. Good morning to you Prime Minister. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a fast tracked Melbourne’s recovery roadmap with major changes revealed today before the city moves to stage two of the plan. There's reports in the paper today that say the so called 50% contribution, is actually more like a 25% contribution … Prime Minister Scott Morrison has outlined a three-point plan to combat and recover from the coronavirus outbreak. Here's what you may have missed from today: ... Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australia there will be more ... down," health minister Gan Kim Yong said at the announcement … Duration ... EMAIL. – Abattoirs, seafood and meat processing plants will be able to increase worker capacities. Patients under the age of 18 can be visited by two parents or carers at the same time with no time limit. “The government will continue to support Victorians during these challenging times.”. "This is more about suppressing risk of transmission, not actual virus spread, so they can close down the remaining clusters," she said. The announcement was made during a press conference following the National Cabinet earlier today. The prospective buyer or tenant may be accompanied by one other person from an existing household, intimate partner or child under 18-years-old. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia. Prime Minster: Well I’m sorry to interrupt the conversations you are having with Jenny. Premier Daniel Andrews has been questioned over his testimony during Friday's hotel quarantine inquiry. During Sunday's press conference, one journalist claimed Mr Andrews "mislead" the inquiry, quoting comments the premier made in July saying he was grateful to Scott Morrison for his offer of support from the ADF. Source: Getty Source: Getty The prime minister has released … “It will be important that more be done in the weeks ahead to safely ease more restrictions. It was no-one, no-one, had any expectation that there would be extensive support. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people to stem the spread of the coronavirus, effective immediately. news What you need to know about COVID-19 today, Friday May 8. SHARE. Industries included in these changes will be: – Supermarkets and food distribution centres, which will be able to return to full capacity. New @BurnetInstitute modelling highlighted by Prof Allen Cheng today at @VicGovAu presser showed a 41% chance of a 3rd wave within four weeks if Vic opened up too early – from 28 Sept. Study at https://t.co/0PFl5SzCeT pic.twitter.com/t2haFTQ1a6. “Widescale closure of schools, it may be anti-intuitive, but the advice is this could be a very negative thing in terms of impacting on how these curves operate,” he told reporters today… Mr Andrews said he had worked with Ms Mikakos for a long time, adding he has a "great deal of respect" for her. The wedding must take place outdoors. During the inquiry Mr Andrews said he had no expectation for Australian Defence Force support for the hotel quarantine program. Victoria’s coronavirus "roadmap for reopening" includes four steps of easing restrictions, before the state reaches the fifth step — COVID normal. 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